Fetal death following anteparturn fetal heart rate testing

A review of 65 cases

Carl Vernon Smith, Hoa N. Nguyen, Bruce Kovacs, Dorothy McCart, Jeffery P. Phelan, Richard H. Paul

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Abstract

The nonstress test (NST) remains in widespread use forantepartum fetal surveillance. Our institutional experiencewith 14,028 patients and 38,645 tests over eight years revealsa fetal death rate of 2.6 per 1000 within seven days of areactive NST. The autopsy findings of 53 fetal deaths arepresented. The most common findings, in descending orderof frequency, were meconium aspiration, perinatal infec-tion, and abnormal umbilical cord position. These findingssupport changes we have made in our anteparturn assess-ment protocols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-20
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume70
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Fetal Heart Rate
Fetal Death
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
Umbilical Cord
Autopsy
Mortality

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Smith, C. V., Nguyen, H. N., Kovacs, B., McCart, D., Phelan, J. P., & Paul, R. H. (1987). Fetal death following anteparturn fetal heart rate testing: A review of 65 cases. Obstetrics and gynecology, 70(1), 18-20.

Fetal death following anteparturn fetal heart rate testing : A review of 65 cases. / Smith, Carl Vernon; Nguyen, Hoa N.; Kovacs, Bruce; McCart, Dorothy; Phelan, Jeffery P.; Paul, Richard H.

In: Obstetrics and gynecology, Vol. 70, No. 1, 01.01.1987, p. 18-20.

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Smith, CV, Nguyen, HN, Kovacs, B, McCart, D, Phelan, JP & Paul, RH 1987, 'Fetal death following anteparturn fetal heart rate testing: A review of 65 cases', Obstetrics and gynecology, vol. 70, no. 1, pp. 18-20.
Smith CV, Nguyen HN, Kovacs B, McCart D, Phelan JP, Paul RH. Fetal death following anteparturn fetal heart rate testing: A review of 65 cases. Obstetrics and gynecology. 1987 Jan 1;70(1):18-20.
Smith, Carl Vernon ; Nguyen, Hoa N. ; Kovacs, Bruce ; McCart, Dorothy ; Phelan, Jeffery P. ; Paul, Richard H. / Fetal death following anteparturn fetal heart rate testing : A review of 65 cases. In: Obstetrics and gynecology. 1987 ; Vol. 70, No. 1. pp. 18-20.
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